Juz 1: to each his own faults

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The first appointment of this “month of the Quran”. Every day we will take a verse of a juz, (“macro-chapter”), analyzing it and trying to discover something new every day. Tonight we will talk to you about two “twin” verses from Surat Al Baqara.

You will not have to answer for their conduct

In this part of the sura (“chapter”) the story of Abraham is told, a fundamental character of the 3 monotheistic religions to which the two verses refer. This prophet is particularly important in the history of divine revelation because of the message inherent in his nature. In fact, he is remembered for his recklessness in challenging the faith of his ancestors, choosing for himself his destiny in the presence of God. Something that seems trivial to date but that, when you think about it, is also connected to a profound difference between Islam and Christianity, or the condition of “original sin”.

Juz 1, Surat Al Baqara, verse 134

According to the first of the two faiths, in fact, this condition does not exist, as God accepted Adam’s repentance, allowing humanity to choose its own destiny for itself. In the Qur’an this concept is repeated several times, in this Surah, however, it is underlined even more clearly, reporting the exact same passage only 7 verses later. An authentic “divine reminder” for one of the fundamental conditions of all Islam.

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Juz 1, Surat Al Baqara, verse 141

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